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Deer in Your Woods

Join VT Coverts over lunch as we host VT Fish and Wildlife Biologist Nick Fortin to discuss Vermont’s deer herd.  Nick is the project leader for both the deer and moose projects. He will address where the deer population stands, concerns about over browsing and habitat improvements.  Register in advance for this meeting by clicking below.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Waterfowl Season Virtual Public Hearing

Public hearing on the status of migratory game bird populations and proposed 2021 migratory game bird hunting seasons for the interior zone of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York and Vermont. Waterfowl and webless migratory game bird hunters are encouraged to attend and share their preferences and opinions about the proposed seasons. 

These meetings will be held on Zoom Webinar  | Meeting ID:  872 5465 0972

Dial in Phone Number: 1 (929) 436-2866 | Passcode: 529516

Read the Waterfowl Season Recommendation

Read the Overview of the Recommendations

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Starting Your Town Conservation Fund- Webinar

Did you know that towns can establish dedicated funds to pay for conservation? Join Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's Community Wildlife Program to learn about what it takes to start a Conservation Fund, where the money come from, and what to do with yours. We'll share useful tips, inspiring project stories from other towns, and help launch you towards realizing your town's conservation aspirations. This webinar is intended for Vermonters serving on town boards and municipal staff, and is hosted in partnership with the Vermont Association of Conservation Commissions (AVCC).

Presenters: 
Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 
Andy Wood, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Waterfowl Season Virtual Public Hearing

Public hearing on the status of migratory game bird populations and proposed 2021 migratory game bird hunting seasons for the interior zone of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York and Vermont. Waterfowl and webless migratory game bird hunters are encouraged to attend and share their preferences and opinions about the proposed seasons. 

These meetings will be held on Zoom Webinar  | Meeting ID: 871 7069 0147

Dial in Phone Number: 1 (929) 436-2866 | Passcode: 255897

Read the Waterfowl Season Recommendation

Read the Overview of the Recommendations

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Natural Resources Inventories

For towns, organizations, and landowners looking to better understand their land, conducting a Natural Resources Inventory is a great place to start.  Whether you are interested in wildlife, wetlands, or forest blocks, a natural resources inventory can help you identify what matters most and where it occurs on the landscape. Join Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's Community Wildlife Program to learn how you can effectively kickstart this process and get the most out of your time and resources. This webinar is intended for Vermonters serving on town boards, municipal staff, conservation organizations, and interested Vermonters. Hosted in partnership with the Vermont Association of Conservation Commissions (AVCC).

Presenters: 
Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 
Andy Wood, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 

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Friday, March 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Deer and Moose Season Virtual Public Hearing

These online public hearings will be held by department staff and Fish and Wildlife Board members.  The meetings will start with a 30-minute pre-recorded presentation on the proposed 2021 moose hunting season and current health status of Vermont’s deer herd.

To participate, download the free Zoom Meeting App and enter the appropriate meeting ID. 

When: Mar 23, 2021 06:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Webinar | Webinar ID: 854 8784 5302 | Passcode: 387143

Telephone:    1 (929) 436-2866 | Passcode: 387143

Public comments can be left with a telephone message by calling 802-265-0043 or by emailing them to ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov.  

Click here to find VT Fish & Wildlife Board Rules and Proposed Rules.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Starting a Conservation Commission- Webinar

A Conservation Commission is part of municipal government that has a wide purview to engage in all manner of inventory and education related to natural and cultural resources. More than half of Vermont towns already have a Conservation Commission and the activities that Conservation Commissions are engaged in range from land management of town owned forests to land use planning and even development review. Each commission looks a little different and can be incredibly helpful asset to your town! This webinar is hosted in partnership with the Vermont Association of Conservation Commissions (AVCC).

Presenters:
Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 
Andy Wood, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 

Register Now

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Deer and Moose Season Virtual Public Hearing

These online public hearings will be held by department staff and Fish and Wildlife Board members.  The meetings will start with a 30-minute pre-recorded presentation on the proposed 2021 moose hunting season and current health status of Vermont’s deer herd.

To participate, download the free Zoom Meeting App and enter the appropriate meeting ID. 

Mar 25, 2021 06:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom webinar - Webinar ID: 849 2502 4224 | Passcode: 299859

Telephone: 1 (929) 436-2866 | Passcode: 299859

Public comments can be left with a telephone message by calling 802-265-0043 or by emailing them to ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov  

Click here to find VT Fish & Wildlife Board Rules and Proposed Rules.

 

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Deer and Moose Season Virtual Public Hearing

These online public hearings will be held by department staff and Fish and Wildlife Board members.  The meetings will start with a 30-minute pre-recorded presentation on the proposed 2021 moose hunting season and current health status of Vermont’s deer herd.

To participate, download the free Zoom Meeting App and enter the appropriate meeting ID. 

Mar 26, 2021 06:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom webinar | Webinar ID: 848 9711 0688 | Passcode: 042206

Telephone: 1 (929) 436-2866 | Passcode: 042206

Public comments can be left with a telephone message by calling 802-265-0043 or by emailing them to ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov  

Click here to find VT Fish & Wildlife Board Rules and Proposed Rules.

 

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.